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Old

  • Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
  • Starring Vicky Krieps, Thomasin McKenzie, Gael García Bernal, Rufus Sewell, Alex Wolff, Eliza Scanlen
  • USA | 108mins | 2021 | rated (15)

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film runtime: 1h 48m


M Night Shyamalan’s latest brings time-ticking terror to the beach.

Based on the graphic novel Sandcastle, by Pierre-Oscar Lévy and Frederick Peeters, the director’s latest work revolves around a simple high concept: a family spends a day at a tropical beach that causes them to age rapidly, growing old and facing the spectre of death right in front of each others’ eyes.

There’s something genuinely quite haunting about Old’s central conceit - with parents played by Gael García Bernal and Vicky Krieps witnessing their young children growing into young adults in a matter of hours, and themselves getting older and wrinklier by the minute.

Among the impressive cast are Little Women’s Eliza Scanlen, Hereditary’s Alex Wolff, Jojo Rabbit’s Thomasin McKenzie, The Father’s Rufus Sewell and Lost’s Ken Leung.